New link between endocannabinoids and exercise may help in treatment of depression

Researchers know exercise improves mood for people with depression, but there are still questions about exactly how it makes people feel better. The answers may be found in the endocannabinoid system. The system is made up of the body’s own naturally occurring cannabinoid molecules and their receptors, said Jacob Meyer, Continue Reading

New study sheds light on novel exercise treatment for common form of cardiovascular disease

Weight training—also called resistance training—can help people with peripheral artery disease reduce painful symptoms like muscle cramps during walking, a study by UNSW medical researchers recently published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine has shown. In people with peripheral artery disease (PAD), a build-up of plaque in the arteries—caused Continue Reading

Toddler leaves hospital for first time thanks to novel approach to treatment

Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is the most common illness that develops in babies born premature with underdeveloped lungs. A chronic disease that may present long-term breathing problems and can be fatal, there is no cure for BPD. However, new data released in 2017 shows a ventilation protocol developed at Nationwide Children’s Continue Reading

Water treatment cuts parasitic roundworm infections affecting 800 million people

Roundworm infections can be reduced significantly simply by improving the treatment and quality of drinking water in high risk regions, according to an international team of researchers led by Tufts University. The discovery emerged from a two-year study, published in PloS Medicine, which examined the effects of water quality, sanitation, Continue Reading